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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
. i think that's going to happen again. >> joining me from capitol hill is mike viqueira. thanks for being here. >> hey. >> you heard congressman cole there, number four house republican, deputy whip. he knows a bit about this. is he just trying to sound sort of positive? what do you take from that on the ground? >> i don't think that tom cole has the constituency, although he's known as a reasoned member and close to john boehner, i don't think he has the stoitsy to follow him to avert this cliff. look, the last minute, as tom cole said, the deals come together at the last minute. the last minute was really before christmas. as a practical matter, that is how these deals come together each of the last three years of the obama administration, on the budget, on deficit, on tax cuts years ago. they came together before christmas. it's hard to see how this works out at this point, to tell you the truth. there is a conference call at 2:30 among house republicans trying to decide what to do. we expect the leadership to let the rank and file know what their plans are. the speaker is no
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
overwhelmingly, mike ducacas was beaten pretty soundly. after all those things happened, the democratic party through bill clinton and others like him trying to change it, made the party more acceptable to the american people. republicans have not gotten there yet. it was a party as we saw in the election, a declining -- white share of the vote is the declining share of the electorate. their share is going up, but not enough to compensate. >> right. >> right now the sort of primal scream you hear for spending cuts isn't consummate with the american people. president obama just ran on a program of resisting some of the fundamental ways in which the republicans wanted to change medicare and raise taxes on people over $250,000. he won the election and people from the very red districts elected in the house simply have not adapted to that reality. >> let me go to jonathan chait and the primal scream and the election president obama won, but you wouldn't know this in washington. doesn't it feel sometimes like one side experienced maybe a different election? >> they did. for the house republicans,
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am PST
on earlier, mike leonard dyson, saying he doesn't think 400,000 or 500,000 as a cutoff is a good idea. the president previously said he doesn't want to work on tax necessary that way. that's one thing that has been floated. what do you think will happen? can and are we going to see any kind of deal? >> i think in the next couple of hours will be a critical time period because both parties are having their afternoon meetings and then leadership will go down to the white house and i would just encourage everybody to still put things on the table. even if it is a smaller package. i would certainly take, you know, a half a loaf at this point in time and dash punt the rest until we get to major tax reform and come up with the rest of the savings. i would do that because i think giving people predictability and certainty in the marketplace is -- is a very good idea. and buy something confidence we can't act. because aside from the fiscal cliff issue, is this larger question of whether congress could act. i hope the senate does act. i hope that these meetings this afternoon, that both caucus
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